About 2 weeks ago, I went for a walk with my boys with 2 bags and together we filled them up with the flowers from the Lupina. Picking the flowers with them is so much more fun than beeing alone and they are getting really interested in knowing what every single flower, plant and tree is called... so it´s kind of educational for them too.
I dyed some "kambgarn" with the flowers and got a wonderful, light mint-green colour... like always the pictures don´t really show the true nature and beauty of the natural colour, but here you go anyway:
the boys helping me out:
Picking flowers with mum is so exhausting!
Beautiful, wonderful, amazing Lupina flowers in my dye pot!
Kambgarn, dyed with the Lupina flowers (only the purple part), light mint-green:
Kambgarn, dyed with the Lupina flowers:
Lupina-light mint-green close-up:
me and my boys:
léttlopi - on the left: red onion skins;
to the right: Rumex longifolius (washed with a little bit of salmiak spiritus)
where the wool comes from...
pretty little thing